9/2013-9/2013 – Graduate – Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution (Mediating the Litigated Case), Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA
9/2012-12/2012 – Cert. of Competency in Hypnotherapy - Bastyr University, Kenmore, WA
8/1983-5/1986 – Juris Doctor – University of Colorado School of Law, Boulder, CO
6/1974-6/1978 – Bachelor of Science Cum Laude – U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD
11/2018-Present – Lowell Dispute Resolution – Bellingham, WA
1/1990-Present – Magnuson Lowell, P.S. – Redmond and Duvall, WA - Currently ‘Of Counsel’, providing advice for other firm attorneys on cases and litigation strategies. With over 25 years as the law firm’s Senior Trial Attorney and Managing Director, handled a wide variety of representations and cases from small to multi-million-dollar matters; personal injury and insurance defense, family law, criminal defense, contracts, small business, consumer issues, and estate planning.
12/1991-Present – State of Washington – King and Snohomish counties - Preside as Arbitrator deciding litigated cases assigned by Superior Courts through the Mandatory Arbitration program.
5/1984-8/1984 – Hon. Alvin D. Lichtenstein (Denver District Court) – Denver, CO - Judicial Law Clerk / Bailiff
10/1978-6/1983 – U.S. Navy –USS Patrick Henry (SSBN/SSN 599) – Homeports: Pearl Harbor, HI and Bangor, WA. Qualified Nuclear Submariner. Responsible for safety and operation of ballistic missile submarine and its nuclear-powered engineering. Honorably Discharged.
7/1978-10/1978 – U.S. Navy – Fleet Weather Facility – Suitland, MD. Ice Reconnaissance Officer and Ass’t Ice Forecast Services Officer.
Representative Published Words and Seminar Engagements
Equal Employment Opportunity: Are you Overlooking the Application Form? Personnel, July/Aug 1982
Effective Use of the Expert Real Estate Appraisal Witness; DeNovo, May 1989
Personal Injury: Handling the MAR Arbitration – Suggestions and Warnings From Someone Who Has Served All Three Roles (Arbitrator, Plaintiff’s Counsel and Defendant’s Counsel) – WSTLA – Seattle, WA
Advanced Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Law: Whether Insured or Insurer? Wouldn’t it Be Nice if IFCA Wasn’t Necessary? National Business Institute (NBI) - Seattle, WA - 2016
Personal Injury Claims: Evaluating the New Claim - National Business Institute (NBI) – Seattle, WA - 2015
Personal Injury Claims: Using Evidence to Identify Weaknesses – National Business Institute (NBI) – Seattle, WA - 2015
Representative Cases Argued in Appellate Courts
Christen v. Lee, 113 Wn.2d 479, 780 P.2d 1307 (1989)